Proform Performance 1450 or Proform PRO 4500?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: It is important that a treadmill has a strong motor for a smoother performance. That is why without a doubt the PRO 4500’s 3.8HP motor wins over the Performance 1450’s 3.25HP motor.
Belt Width: When it comes to belt width, the standard is 20” and both the Performance 1450 and the PRO 4500 are tied with 20”.
Belt Length: The standard length for treadmill belts is 60”. This is already suitable for most people except if you are taller than the average. In this case, both are tied with 60”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The PRO 4500 wins this category with 38 preprogrammed workouts. The Performance 1450 on the other hand only has 26 programs offered. The more variety a treadmill has, the better it is for the user which means higher efficiency and success rate.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the PRO 4500 wins over the Performance 1450 because it has more notable features which can greatly affect the success of a workout. This includes up to 3% decline for more intensity, a wireless chest strap for tracking progress as well as a 3”-diameter roller that is actually bigger than most treadmills have which makes it more durable.
Parts Warranty: Both treadmills offer a 5-year warranty on parts. However, it should be noted that these two belong in entirely different price range. $1000-$1500 treadmills which have a 5-year parts warranty are already considered to be an above average offer but for models that are priced around $1500 up, 5 years is typically the offer.
Labor Warranty: The Performance 1450 and the PRO 4500 are tied again when it comes to labor warranty. Both have an offer of 2 years which means that you get to have free service during the allotted time.
Machine Weight: Both treadmills have not released the information regarding the machines’ weight. Proform should really be able to fix this as the weight of the machine is also a big factor for users but in the meantime, both are tied.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Since the weight of the machines is not indicated in both models, we are supposed to only assume that the weight capacity provided is true. In this case, the PRO 4500 wins with 375lbs as compared to the Performance 1450’s 350lbs. To be safe, there should be a 100-lb difference between the user’s weight and the machine weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models are tied with a 30-day money back guarantee offer. It is important that you should practice this option if you are not satisfied with the machine’s performance.
Conclusion: Both models are ranked in the Top 5 of their respective price groups. This means that both are equally good choices. However, the Proform PRO 4500 is the better of the two since there are better features, more programs, a stronger motor and a rare -3% decline feature and a 3” roller.
It should be noted that it is merely a matter of how much you are willing to spend for a treadmill since there is only a $300 difference between the two machines.